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Basel Minster, Basel

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Situated on a hill above the Rhine River, the medieval Basel Minster remains one of the city's major landmarks, its duo of slim towers a dominant feature in the Old Town's skyline. Erected gradually between 1019 and 1500, the building combines the finest elements of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, its colored roof tiles visible from distant corners of the city. Inside you can see a 19th-century lectern carved out of sandstone and a crypt containing the tombs of Basel's early bishops. For a bird's-eye view of the city, the river, and the Black Forest in the distance, climb the church's southern tower. Plan your Basel Minster visit and explore what else you can see and do in Basel using our Basel trip builder.
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  • The Cathedral is just wonderful, sure there are more beautiful and more impressive churches, but the site with the fantastic view of the Palatinate on the Rhine and on the Stadt...das you have to see. You can climb for 5 francs to the towers, but it is pretty tight.
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  • Of a small alley to the Cathedral and the Cathedral square. An absolute must is to visit the historic Cathedral, as the Cathedral square and the adjacent buildings not be blighted by any modern building and the complex it is authentic. The Minster is the most beautiful accent with its beautiful architecture and its majestic appearance.
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  • I'm not a fan of churches but we were impressed with the outside decoration of the Munster so ventured in. A very impressive place with the most stunning, vibrant and detailed stained glass I have eve...  more »
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  • Beautiful sandstone used to build this structure. Most of the city was destroyed by an earthquake and then fires, so almost everything at one point was rebuilt. You can go up to the top of the towers for $5 Francs
  • It is a very beautiful church. Don't forget to check out the closter either.
  • The climb wasn't too arduous and the views from the top are great. We only went up one of the spires, but you can climb either or both with the same entry fee.
  • Amazing Cathedral and wonderful Rhein River view behind the Cathedral 👍👍👍
  • Beautiful and lovely view of the city (klein Basel). To appreciate the importance, a guided tour is a must.